Women's Lacrosse ACCtion: Sunday, March 7

March 7, 2010

Big First Half Lifts No. 9 Virginia Over No. 13 Penn State, 13-8

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – The No. 9 Virginia women’s lacrosse team notched the first eight goals of the contest against No. 13 Penn State in Holuba Hall on Sunday to lift the Cavaliers to a 13-8 victory. The win marks the fifth-straight win for the Cavaliers over the Nittany Lions and the 13th in the last 14 meetings. It also improves Virginia’s record to 3-2 on the season, while Penn State falls to 3-2.

Senior All-American Kaitlin Duff led the way tying a season-high six points on three goals and three assists and was helped by sophomore Josie Owen - who tallied two goals and dished out three helpers, and senior Caity Whiteley, who contributed three goals and one assist. Sophomore Julie Gardner had two scores for the Cavaliers, while senior All-American Brittany Kalkstein had one goal and one assist. Redshirt senior Whitaker Hagerman and redshirt sophomore Ainsley Baker rounded out the scoring with a goal each.

For Penn State, four Nittany Lions each contributed two goals, while two others dished out an assist. Laura Lesnick and Stephanie Ellis each had four ground balls, while Ellis also picked up a game-high 10 saves in cage.

Hokies come up just short against Colonials, 9-8

WASHINGTON, DC – Virginia Tech’s lacrosse team came up just short against George Washington, 9-8, at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex. Ryan Rotanz and Jessica Nonn paced the Tech offense with two scores apiece while Kristina Breese led the way for the Colonials with three goals.

The game got out to an early start when GW’s Taylor Donohue scored 14 seconds into the game. Tech (1-4) answered just over a minute later, as Shannon Bone was able to bury a free position goal.

Nonn would match another GW (2-3) goal to keep her scoring streak alive, extending it to five games and tie the game at 2-2.